Hobart Baptist Church Redevelopment

From September 2018, Hobart Baptist Church is undergoing a substantial building project.

You can read about the “Sod-Turning” event HERE >>>

Church Redevelopment News, 23 December 2018

Lower Hall Painting Crew Dec 2018
Warren, Brian and a team of willing helpers have done a marvellous job renovating the Lower Hall over the past couple of weeks.
  • Morning tea after the 10am service is now in the Lower Hall. BYO Coffee Cup!
  • The floors in the Lower Hall will be sanded and refinished in January
  • The Platform Lift and stairs will be installed late January.
  • Demolition of the old toilets, Creche etc. is complete.
  • The foundations for the escape stairs from the units and the Lift Shaft have been poured.
  • Footings for some of the columns have been poured and some formwork is being prepared in readiness for concrete pours in mid-January
  • The Builders have commenced their Christmas/New Year break and will recommence work on 7th January

For safety reasons, we ask that children using toilets have an adult with them.

Access to the toilets is now via:

  1. The door behind the pulpit
  2. The door behind the band
  3. Down the outside lane on the south side of the sandstone church and through the hall doorway

Antal Hanke, Project Manager

LOWER HALL REFRESH 16 December 2018

The Lower Hall is getting an upgrade and should be finished by the end of the year. Thanks to the brilliant team of painting volunteers who tackled the aging walls this week. It’s good to remember that this room was the original worship area, completed in 1885!

Good job guys!

HALL REFRESH PAINTING TEAM

 

 

BUILDING UPDATE December 9, 2018

The demolition of the old toilets and adjoining parts of the building are now complete.
There is no NO ACCESS to the northern lane between the Soundy Lounge and the main Tabernacle building.

And there is a big space out the back!

  • Access to toilets is now via:
    1. The door behind the pulpit
    2. The door behind the band
    3. Down the outside lane on the south side of the sandstone church building and through the hall doorway.
  • Here is the new building layout, including Emergency Exit info, current from Sunday December 9:

HBC Layout Phase Two

BUILDING UPDATE December 2, 2018

**Please See floorplan for this Sunday, BELOW**

  • With the opening today of the new toilets the first part of the building project is complete. Access to toilets is via the door behind the lectern, the door behind the band, and down the outside lane on the south side of the sandstone church building and through the hall doorway. For safety reasons we ask that children going to the toilets have an adult with them.
  • Morning tea will continue to be in the Soundy Lounge until the Hall has been refreshed, however arrangements will be a little more difficult than before, so please bear with us while we manage with reduced facilities.
  • The demolition of the old toilets etc will begin tomorrow.
  • Finally, and praise God, the BFS loan has, at long last, been approved.

Heather Galloway HBC Secretary

Floor plan with EXITS marked, Sunday December 2, 2018

Floor plan Phase 2

CHURCH  DEVELOPMENT  NEWS – 21 November 2018

  • Work is progressing quickly on-site and is on target for the new toilets to be handed over on 30th November.
  • There is a delay with the Platform Chairlift which will be delivered and installed in January.
  • Painting, floor coverings and fitout of the toilet area is well advanced.
  • Demolition of the old toilets etc. has been brought forward and is scheduled to commence mid-December.
  • Access to the new toilets will not be possible by the laneway, but via the door adjacent the pulpit.
  • The aim is to renovate the Lower Hall over the Christmas/New Year period.
  • New boundary walls and fencing is well advanced. The final fencing will be completed later so that it will not get damaged during construction of the unit block.
  • The foundation for the fire escape stairs from the units has been poured.
  • The BFS finance for Stage 2 of the development should be finalised early next week.

Antal Hanke – Project Manager

CHURCH  DEVELOPMENT  NEWS – 11 November 2018

Work is progressing quickly on the building site, and is on target for the new toilets to be completed by mid-December.

  • Plumbing pipework and mechanical exhaust ductwork are in place. Plaster sheeting of walls and ceilings is almost complete. Painting and fitout will commence next week, and floor coverings soon after.
  • The aim is to renovate the Lower Hall over the Christmas/New Year period.
  • New boundary walls and fencing are well advanced.
  • Demolition of the existing buildings behind the Soundy Building should commence in mid-January, enabling the work on the Unit Block, ancillary buildings and new carpark to commence.

Finally, for your own safety, a reminder to please keep out of the construction areas. With notice, I can give guided tours to small groups after church on Sundays.

Antal Hanke – Project Manager

CHURCH  DEVELOPMENT  NEWS – 17 October 2018

  • Work is progressing quickly on site with demolition of the buildings at the rear of the Hall complete and other parts demolished to make way for the Lift Shaft, which the builder is hoping to have in place prior to Christmas. This is important so that the lift manufacturer can obtain accurate measurements for the manufacture of the lift.
  • The new toilets are well advanced with plumbing pipework and mechanical exhaust ductwork in place.  The builder is currently waiting on council inspections and sign-off before proceeding with wall & ceiling sheeting and fitout.
  • At the SPOT meeting on Tuesday, and after exhaustive consultation with the architects resulting in many design & layout options, the SPOT Team signed off on a layout for the Upper Hall Office/Creche/Mezzanine areas. It is our belief that the solution is a very good one for the future of the Church and will provide significant benefits & many potential usage options in the future.
  • It is hoped that the new toilets will be in operation by mid-December and the aim is to renovate the Lower Hall over the Christmas/New Year period.
  • Demolition of the existing buildings behind the Soundy Building should commence in mid-January, enabling the work on the Unit Block, ancillary buildings and new carpark to commence.
  • I continue to work with the architects & builder to get several contractual matters sorted so that the financing of the project can be finalised. I am also keeping a photographic record of the works as they proceed for future reference.
  • Finally, for your own safety, a reminder to please keep out of the construction areas.

Antal Hanke – Project Manager

MORE INFORMATION

The main objective of the project is to upgrade our facilities to make them safe for children, accessible for all, give toilet access without going outside, and provide a modern kitchen with a mission-focused café. To fund this million-dollar upgrade we are building 16 units over the carpark. We are hoping to retain ownership of one of the units.

The project will be completed in three stages. Firstly, new toilets, then the 4-storey unit complex, followed by upgrades to the Soundy Lounge, the back hall and the upstairs hall.

SOME DISRUPTIONS. At each stage during the 18-months it will take to complete the redevelopment, we will experience different disruptions. The main disruption during Stage One is that the kitchen, back and upstairs halls are inaccessible.

WARNING: During the redevelopment do not enter the construction zones. They are dangerous, and you need to stay away. So please stay away from the back hall, the upstairs hall and the carpark!

CARPARKING: Our entire car park is now unavailable for use

  • Street parking remains unchanged. On Sundays, please reserve spaces close to the church for the elderly and less mobile, as the builder’s shed occupies the disabled parking spaces.
  • Warwick Street, between Elizabeth and Murray Streets, is a good option
  • EIS Property, 229 Elizabeth Street. Thanks to Hank Petrusma 20 spaces are available for our use on Sunday mornings. (Only 200m or a 1-min walk away)

If you have any questions, please talk to Church Secretary Heather Galloway, 0427 974 073.

HBC Floor Plan phase 1